In my last post I shared some cross-processed Agfa Precisa slide film, and I kind of liked the tree images so I decided to expand on that with my second roll. And as my health is improving slightly since my surgery I was able to do a more serious photo expedition, hence I visited a proper forest! It was lovely, the smell of the trees, the sound of the birds, and the quiet space. I visited the Kalmthoutse Heide, a park at the border of the Netherlands with Belgium, close to Roosendaal.
It was a cloudy day with some sunny spells, so no complaints there. Here are my favourite images from the cross-processed Precise film:
After finishing the roll of Precisa I loaded Ektar 100 in the M2. As I shot the rolls in the same camera I can’t do a full comparison between the two films, but I took the first shot with the Ektar at the same spot as the last shot with the Precisa. So here is a nice side-by-side between the two films:
It is clear that there is a lot more red in the Ektar image. My first reaction after developing Ektar was a happy one: I am fond of the Ektar colours. However looking back now I also enjoy the more monochromatic colours in the cross-processed photos. I suppose I like the calmness when the number of colours are limited. But you can decide for yourself!
The next set of images are all from the roll of Ektar.
All images were shot with my Leica M2 and either the Summilux 50mm or the Tele-Elmarit 90mm lens. I developed the film at home in Digibase C-41 and scanned them on my Epson V800 flatbed scanner.
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